You can stretch an NSX-T cluster in the management domain or in a VI workload domain across two availability zones within a region. Both availability zones must contain an equal number of hosts to ensure failover in case any of the availability zones goes down.
- If a cluster uses static IP addresses for the NSX-T Host Overlay Network TEPs.
- If remote vSAN datastores are mounted on any cluster.
- Planned maintenance
You can perform a planned maintenance on an availability zone without any downtime and then migrate the applications after the maintenance is completed.
- Automated recovery
Stretching a cluster automatically initiates VM restart and recovery, and has a low recovery time for the majority of unplanned failures.
- Disaster avoidance
With a stretched cluster, you can prevent service outages before an impending disaster.
This release of Cloud Foundation does not support unstretching a cluster.